[Jandek] Austin Sunday Lyrics and Cover

Danen D. Jobe djobe at uark.edu
Thu Nov 23 11:29:45 PST 2006


Thanks, Jonathan! And yeah, I really have to resist the temptation to write out those long howls. But those are better experienced, I suppose. Thanks for the corrections! Posting Jandek lyrics is (and will probably always be) an on-going journey. Checked some of these corrections and they appear to be right. Funny how you hear different things, sometimes weeks at a time, only to go, "oh. Yeah, that is it, isn't it?"  See you in Indy, my friend.

Danen

> Hello,
> 
> The thought of transcribing the lyrics from scratch is a daunting 
> one. 
> Now that Danen's done the hard part though, I got out my good 
> headphonesand made some corrections.  Instead of typing the 
> corrections seperate
> from Danen's version, I've just made the corrections in the text
> (below).  In 'Ugly Man' I resisted the temptation to replace all
> instances of the word "man" with "maayeeeeeun" even though it seemed
> appropriate.  The second word in the third line of 'Lithe Body' 
> doesn'tsound like repels, but I couldn't come up with a better 
> guess (sounds
> more like repulls but that's not a word so maybe it's just him 
> doing one
> of his weird pronounciation things).  Also I'm pretty sure (but not
> positive) the last word in the ninth line of Run Away is died so I 
> wentwith it.
> 
> Jonathan 
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> Austin Sunday
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> 
> Disc One:
> 
> 
> 1.Throw Me Away
> 
> I donít care about the girls
> I donít care about the boys
> I donít care about happy
> I donít care about sad
> I donít know why Iím in front of you
> Iím six feet under the radar screen
> whatís this all about?
> I guess I asked you for a moment of your time
> but really, really itís all out of hand.
> I donít have a thing Ė just throw me away.
> Whatís this all about?
> I donít care about girls.
> I donít care about boys.
> I donít care about happy
> I donít care about sad
> I donít know why Iím in front of you
> Iím six feet under the radar screen
> just throw me away.
> 
> 2.Ugly Man 
> 
> Iím an ugly man
> Iím not beautiful like you
> Iím the sorriest human being
> to ever walk the land
> Iím an ugly man
> not beautiful like you
> forgive my decrepit body
> my anguished soul
> Iím an ugly man
> not beautiful like you
> I got all the sickness and disaster that could be
> Iím an ugly man
> not beautiful like you
> I got festering wounds
> theyíre consuming me
> Iím going down
> like some black plague history
> Iím an ugly man
> Iím not beautiful like you.
> 
> 3.Lithe Body
> 
> The indelible marks that you left
> The idea that surpasses time
> that repels reality as the object vanishes
> How could I send you all that I made
> when I didnít make it, it made me?
> And now I have something to contend with
> a process enabled
> the mission of a moving character
> would you please stay awhile?
> Still in the atmosphere
> Iíll keep you there unchanging
> as I rearrange what I am
> Congeal what is important
> but not discarding aberrations
> The lexicon of lineage
> the idiom unfathomable
> the crank of gears in motion
> I donít want to be disturbed by it all, but I am.
> The stone thrown in silence waters
> and the ripples swayed the barren shore.
> And your lithe body does emerge
> ever white in the moonlit night.
> 
> 4.The Police 
> 
> Watch out the police
> they waiting for you
> you do a bad thing
> they gonna get you
> Put you away where you canít get out
> what they did to me, what itís all about
> I asked the police, ďTake me away.Ē
> Canít do no good here, I donít want to stay.
> Watch out the police
> they waiting for you
> You do a bad thing
> they gonna get you
> Put you away
> where you canít get out
> what they did to me
> what itís all about
> I asked the police, ďtake me away.Ē
> Canít do no good here
> I donít want to stay.
> 
> 5.Run Away 
> 
> What I like about you Ė you donít like me
> I like to lose and I lost you
> It gives me pleasure to be in pain
> I like it, I like it again and again.
> It keeps me hungry
> the satisfaction you donít give
> I kill everybody who likes to be with me
> I only want what I canít get
> Make it impossible for you died
> Iíll pound the hammer on your head
> so run away, run away, and donít like me
> run away, run away and donít like me
> I only want what I canít get.
> 
> 6.If I Wanted 
> 
> Youíre going someplace I donít want to go
> Itís not my story, itís yours.
> But I donít want to go there
> Iím forever forgetting, 
> donít bring back my memories
> If I wanted to go there
> I wouldíve made it known.
> But I canít control you,
> youíre outside of me,
> so Iíll just close the door.
> Youíre going someplace I donít want to go.
> Itís not my story itís yours.
> 
> Disc Two:
> 
> 1. Wine You Devil 
> 
> Oh wine, you devil
> you made me love you again
> I put you down so easily
> Iím crying on your pillow
> You take me to the bottom
> say, ďhow you like it here?Ē
> Iím ghastly infernal 
> I live in your house
> Devil, you wine god, I pray to you
> Help me get to the next place 
> where you donít exist
> because Iím bleeding blue blood
> that stains on the floor.
> And I'm swimming in the blue blood
> just looking for the oxygen
> so I can keep talking
> the way I do to you.
> 
> 2. You Hold Me Up 
> 
> You give me all that I have
> Iím nothing without you
> You hold me up when I want to fall
> I donít have hope outside of you
> Iím down on my knees begging to you
> love me, love me, love me
> the way I know that you do.
> Iíve got you in mind
> all the live-long day
> Iím living for you,
> what more can I say?
> So love me, love me, love me
> the way I know that you do
> Iím down on my knees begging to you
> Iím living for you, what more can I say?
> You give me all that I have
> Iím nothing without you.
> 
> 3.  You Just About Killed Me 
> 
> You just about killed me
> and I just about died
> stricken, forsaken, abandoned
> I left what I was
> walking, talking, sleeping
> Iím just about dead
> The chairs are all empty
> Iíve stopped looking for the way
> something is missing
> I canít find my heart
> I left it in a memory that I knew
> whatís that beating?
> Whatís moving around?
> Itís not important that I know
> The formation, the structure, the counting is done
> the automatic motions proceed
> the strong will continue to evolve 
> along the way I wonít trade life
> Iíll break it and throw it away
> and then youíll tell me itís time to go
> and like the last time Iíll leave what I was
> just about killed and dead.
> 
> 4.Little While 
> 
> All right then, Iíll see you in a little while
> Yes, I think they are. Will you be coming by?
> Are they ready yet? He said they would be.
> All right then, Iíll see you in a little while.
> Yes I think they are, will you be coming by?
> Are they ready yet? He said they would be.
> All right then, Iíll see you in a little while.
> All right then, Iíll see you in a little while.
> 
> 5. Lonely Dog 
> 
> You should get away from me
> Iíll just bring you down
> Iím in a corner crying
> like a lonely dog
> I tried and I tried
> I canít stay up
> so go out and be somebody
> Iíll just make you sad
> worse yet youíll feel helpless
> with the sickness I have
> I donít care about philosophy
> even if itís right
> I end up back here
> no matter what they say
> Iím in my own way
> the rest doesnít exist
> you should get away from me
> Iíll just bring you down
> Iím in a corner crying
> like a lonely dog.
> 
> 6.Let Me Try Again 
> 
> I know Iíve been a failure to you
> even after all the things for me you do
> all the gifts that you've given
> and all the times that Iíve striven
> to run away and hide in my fault
> Please, please, please let me try again
> and when I fall Iíll get me up
> The freefall of the chasm is bounded by your loving arms
> And I donít think I can do it without you
> love me, the failure on my knees
> forgive this frail body
> all the weakness that I know
> Iím not asking for anything
> How could you give me more
> You know I'm back to you every chance I get
> when the frenetic turmoil subsides
> and I stop and I see you
> in all the glory that you are
> I know Iíve been a failure to you
> even after all the things for me you do
> and all the gifts that youíve given.
> (LONG outro Ė several rounds of applause)
> 
> 




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